East Hampton Boasts America’s Most Expensive Home

The East Hampton estate known as “Briar Patch” has hit the US market for a very cool $140 million, taking with it the title of ” most expensive home for sale in America.” Despite this being a title that seems to reassign itself every other week in the US, we’re going to report on it due to the estate’s inarguable handsomeness and our raging desire to throw a day-time party there.

Built in 1931 and renovated in 1990 by celebrated architect Peter Marino, Briar Patch sits on 1,156 feet of waterfront along the shore of Georgica Pond and boasts unrivaled views of the Atlantic. The property also features a 4-bedroom guesthouse, pool, tennis court and backyard large enough to host at least 3 NFL teams’ training camps.

Current owners, Chris Whittle and wife Priscilla Rattazzi, purchased the 10,000-square-foot home in 1989. Whittle is a man of both entrepreneurship and education — the former publisher of Esquire as well as the co-founder of Avenues: The World School, an elite private school in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC.

Interested buyers should shoot a text to Peter Turino, the agent representing this listing (and whose name eerily rhymes with the architect previously mentioned in this article), over at Brown Harris Stevens and he’ll iron out the details. Also, mention “Whalebone Magazine” for absolutely no discount whatsoever on this property’s price.

All photos courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate.